The National Forum Research Ethics Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. It is responsible for developing, implementing and enhancing ethics arrangements for research conducted under the aegis of the Forum. Membership of the committee is by institutional nomination of staff with recognised expertise in research ethics from higher education institutions affiliated to the Forum.
Additionally the committee may co-opt such relevant expertise as may be required to undertake its business effectively. The Research Ethics Committee shall report to the National Forum Board on an annual basis and shall in the course of its business submit relevant ethics policy proposals for approval by the Board of the Forum.
In the event of an appeal of a decision of the Research Ethics Committee, an appeal may be made to the Chair of the Forum Board, who may set up an independent committee to address the matter.
|Dr. Joseph Ryan||Deputy Chair of the National Forum; Registrar at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)|
|Dr. Jane Carrigan||Research Officer at Institute of Education, Dublin City University (Formerly Chair of Griffith College Research Committee)|
|Dr. Suzanne Guerin||Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University College Dublin; Member of the Human Research Ethics Committee, UCD|
|Dr. Mary McDonnell-Naughton||Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, AIT; Chair of AIT Research Ethics Committee|
|Prof. John O’Halloran||Vice-President, Teaching and Learning, University College Cork|
Membership of the Research Ethics Committee is initially for a period of three years.